Global Bird Rescue
Time & Location
About the Event
Nature Regina will be participating in an event to help our bird populations by collecting and logging bird-building collisions from Oct. 5 to 11. This annual event is called Global Bird Rescue (GBR) and is spearheaded by FLAP Canada with data collected entered into the Global Bird Collision Mapper (GBCM) database. While all bird-building collisions can be logged during this period Nature Regina will be focusing primarily on our downtown buildings. We need volunteers to meet at 6:30 a.m. any morning from Oct. 5 to 11 to look for birds for approximately an hour. We hope to bring current and future awareness to the issue of bird-building collisions and hopefully rescue birds in the process of collecting data for Flap Canada. With an estimated 25 million bird-building fatalities in Canada every year Nature Regina feels this is an important initiative to participated in. Further details of the initaive can be found at flap.org.
If you were interested in helping Nature Regina with this project you are welcome to meet at 6:30 a.m at the corner of Scarth St. and 12th Ave. in front of the Hill Tower buildings. We will walk and collect any birds we find for approximately an hour. As this is our first time participating in the event we will be learning as we go. We will travel in a group or groups to ensure everyone’s safety and if you had some ziplock bags for our bird fatalities and smaller sized boxes for any birds we can rescue it would be helpful. You may also want to bring whatever you may need to feel comfortable picking up dead or injured birds be that gloves or tongs. You are welcome to take whatever Covid-19 precautions you feel necessary as well. Feel free to call or text Jeff at (306) 533-1336 for further information or participation confirmation.
If you are unable to volunteer your time you can also help by following FLAP Canada’s Global Bird Rescue Bot on twitter https://twitter.com/birdcrash_bot .